Los Angeles rapper YG is doing his part to contribute to COVID-19 relief efforts in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
On Monday (April 20), TMZ reported that the rapper and his nonprofit organization 4Hunnid Wayz hand-delivered more than $10K worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) to needy families in the Los Angeles area. The care package came with essentials that have become hard to come by since the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. They reportedly contained masks, gloves, sanitizer detergent, clothes, board games, water, diapers, bottles and toys.
“Nothing prepares you for a situation like this [and] rather than sit by and wait for updates on how people in underserved circumstances are going to be assisted, we took the initiative to listen to the needs of families and provide all the necessary items to help them through Quarantine while still practicing social distance,” YG and his business partner, Sheron Barber, told the celebrity outlet.
That same day, Cash Money Records honcho Birdman also revealed that he would be paying one month’s rent for residents in the New Orleans community where he grew up.
YG and Birdman are the latest to join the growing list of celebrities stepping up to lend support to communities impacted by the global pandemic. Most recently, Rihanna, Jay-Z, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey jointly announced a $6.2 million fund for global COVID-19 relief efforts in addition to their previous donations.
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